Girls Rebuilding from 2016 Season

Thomas Barr, Staff Writer

Losing only three seniors should be no problem for the varsity girls lacrosse team. With six former JV players, 13 returning varsity players, and a brand new experienced head coach, the girls seek to improve from last season.

The team looks to improve on its 1-12 record of last season, with six seniors returning from last year’s team. The team is well equipped with experience to compete with the big boys. The team started the season with three losses against Northwest HS (5-3), Magruder HS (12-7), and Springbrook HS (15-9). However, the girls bounced back with a statement win against Blair HS with a score of 9-8, making their current record 1-3. This is an improvement from last year, gaining the same amount of wins within the first four games. The girls finished with a 1-4 record going into break with an 18-2 loss to Sherwood high school.

Senior captain Emily Johnson has been on the varsity team since her sophomore year, started her junior year and was awarded the position of captain this season. She has high hopes for the upcoming season.

“I’m looking forward to winning more games than last season and the RM game. I hope to improve by giving 100 percent every practice and game,” Johnson said.

Along with Johnson, sophomore Drew Balfour was awarded the title of captain. A title usually given to upperclassmen, she was able to earn the position due to her experience and skill. Even though she is a young member of the team, Balfour believes she can be a leader during both practices and games.

“Despite my age and grade level I do have a big background in lacrosse having played since second grade on a club team, so I try to lead by example,” Balfour said.

The team also seeks to rebuild with its new coach William Morris. Being its third coach in three years, the team is confident Morris will help lead the team to success with both experience as a lacrosse player and as a coach for JV football, JV wrestling, and JV lacrosse last year. Morris looks to improve this year and for seasons to come.